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Malay Satay Hut

elainelena Jan 18, 2008 07:27 PM

Any recent reviews for our first visit to this restaurant? I did a search and haven't seen anything recently posted. Please feel free to recommend what you liked the best or is a do not miss! Thanks!

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    mrnelso Jan 18, 2008 08:08 PM

    Probably on the Appetizer menu, though I do no really remember, is Roti Chanai, which is the delectable flatbread they are (were>?) making at the griddle by the door. They make it really really flat, then roll it up and slice it to rounds and serve it with a complicated delicious sauce (probly has peanuts) and this dish alone warrants a visit.

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      PAO Jan 18, 2008 08:45 PM

      The roti canai is highly recommended. Ditto the char kway teow and the green beans belachan. You can also get tofu or chicken or shrimp or whatever in a mango shell, which is very good. The chicken with ginger is not really a Malay dish--more Chinese--but is tasty

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      irini Jan 18, 2008 09:27 PM

      Agreed, the Roti is a must as an appetizer. I also love the tofu with mango, their green beans, and how they do a whole fried fish.

      1. blackbirdpie Jan 19, 2008 06:45 PM

        I loved this place! Ditto on the roti, a must. I can't recall the names of the other dishes we had, but meander through the extensive menu and you won't be disappointed!

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          lpfaf Jan 21, 2008 12:09 AM

          I concur on the roti (the "sauce" is kind of like a chicken curry with potatoes). It's amazing. The veggie-stuffed fried tofu appetizer, sadly, was bland and forgettable.

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            equinoise Apr 17, 2008 10:32 AM

            Is Malay Stay Hut (Seattle) closed right now? Whenever I've been nearby lately during normal business hours its looked pretty dark in there.

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              equinoise Apr 17, 2008 02:49 PM

              I called today and they are closed while they are renovating the kitchen. I didn't get a date for reopening.

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                oliveoyl Apr 18, 2008 04:06 PM

                didn't they close for remodeling just a few years back??

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                  dagrassroots Apr 19, 2008 09:50 AM

                  They had a fire awhile ago that closed them for an extended period of time.

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                    sip Apr 27, 2008 07:38 PM

                    Yeh, 3 or 4 years back. I think it's closed down for good. Bellevue is the best bet. Love their Singapore rice noodle dish too.

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                      equinoise Apr 28, 2008 01:31 PM

                      What makes you think it is closed down for good? As noted, the manager told me they were renovating the kitchen.

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                        Lauren Apr 29, 2008 09:01 AM

                        I think that's an error. The poster also said it was 3 or 4 years back and that's definitely incorrect.

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                Leymergie Apr 19, 2008 03:01 PM

                I mentioned this in another thread recently but I'm nuts for their Black Pepper Crab. Or the Black Pepper Shrimp. It's very close to the same dishes I ate in Singapore. I think they're both usually on the whiteboard/chalkboard and not the printed menu.

                Thanks for the info on the Seattle location - I was also wondering why it's been closed whenever I go by lately.

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                  Finspot Apr 19, 2008 04:50 PM

                  Love that place! Get the Malay Pork Chop.

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                  gastros Apr 23, 2008 01:26 PM

                  Try the Black Pepper Chicken - it's fabulous! There were a couple other endorsements for the Black Pepper dishes (crab and shrimp)

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                    gman100 Apr 25, 2008 11:12 AM

                    This place is hard to beat -- Roti canai is great, singapore rice noodles are a favorite too. In their apps section, a pickle in peanut-type sauce (not sure the name) is also very good. And as the name suggests, their Satay (beef is my fave) is great.

                    1. fooey Apr 25, 2008 11:45 AM

                      There's one in Redmond now. I'll have to try it after reading this thread.

                      15230, 24th St NE,
                      Redmond, WA 98052

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                        fooey Apr 28, 2008 02:06 PM

                        I had lunch here today, Redmond location. Fan-frickin-tastic!

                        I had the black peppered pork chops, which were excellent and an appetizer called Indian Rojan, which I can't explain other than to say it had the most interesting (perfect?) balance of sweet-savory. Don't let the yam-squid scare you; try it!

                        I tried the Malaysian Ice Tea, thinking it would be similar to Thai Iced Tea, but it wasn't, not even vaguely (a very new, exotic flavour for me). Try a different beverage, however, as it wasn't great, but don't miss those pork chops. What else? Oh, there's no concept of appetizer first, entree second. It just comes out when it does...and it's fast!

                        A friend had a fiery noodle dish with prawns and chicken (third to last on the lunch menu) that he really liked, but I didn't capture the name.

                        Keep the menu with you at the table; it'll take the entire meal to get through all of it. Plenty of yummie to keep me going back again and again.

                        $44.40 for 3 people ($54 with tip).

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                          fooey May 2, 2008 03:00 PM

                          I went there a second time and it was totally different. This time I went alone, so maybe that had something to do with it (as I know some Asian cultures look down upon lone diners). Or maybe because I arrived at 1:30pm this time instead of 11:30am. After being told that my first two choices were unavailable (no pork chops, no black pepper chicken, etc.), I finally settled on a chicken curry. Awful curry, hardly even deserves the name. They served me an appetizer that I didn't order and billed me for it. The appeitzer was some sort of bread sliced in strips with a side of sauce. Get this: The sauce was the exact same thing in the bowl of curry. Maybe just an off day, but it was very disappointing after trying it just a couple of days before and loving it.

                          Note to self: Could the recommendation above for the pork chops explain why they were no pork chops on the second visit? Possibly...

                      2. dagoose Jun 6, 2008 03:34 PM

                        Good News! I drove by the Seattle location last night and the 'open' sign was all lit up. Looks like they are back up. We were on our way to Hing Loon, so we didn't get to check it out, but it will certainly be on the list.

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                          pigeonmom Jun 8, 2008 01:10 AM

                          Great news dagoose!
                          Roti Canai, get ready 'cause yer goin' in ma belly!
                          Woooo Hoooooo!

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